Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kam Swap Meet 4/29/2012

This is mostly how it was throughout the morning today  . . . off and on rain.  At least it kept things cool.

A lot of the stuff got wet though.

This sake set was going for $10.  The seller said that she bought it in Japan.

The seller of this brass eating utensil set was selling the set for $200.  The case on the left had two more trays below that pulled out.

These were going for 50 cents each.  The seller had a ton of these.

$10 was way too much to spend on this "Tomodachi" set.


This Avi-Motion Avia shoes were $15.

Geri paid $2 for this organza curtain.

She's thinking of using it to decorate a display table at her working place's next fundraiser.

Didi thought I might be interested in this cake pan.  It was selling for $3.  I didn't buy it.

Geri bought another glass vase.  She had to.  It was so pretty and only $1.IMG_4366

The seller is laughing cause I'm saying to Didi, "Just get it . . . it's only a dollar."

She did buy it and this Tupperware container, also $1.

This sewing machine was selling for $75.



Geri bought a bunch of these lotus plants for 50 cents each.

She also got this cute beaded bracelet for $1. I love the dotted beads.

I don't know why I'm into scissors lately.  I bought this one for $2.  I think I'll take it to work.  My scissors at work can barely cut a sheet of paper.

Geri found these glass paper weights.  They were $10 each.  She was doomed from the start.

She picked this one.

And this one.  Sooooo pretty!!

Me . . . I bought these coffee filters for 50 cents each box.  Hoo hoo SCORE!

This tent was getting plenty action so I went to check it out.

They were selling these mini plates for I think $5.  This guy was frying up eggs to throw on top of bbq chicken and rice.  Looked yummy.

This kendo outfit was selling for $50.

The same seller was selling this remote control boat for $100.

I shoulda told Geri to "drop that trout", but I neva and she bought it.  Dunno how much she paid. She said she got it for her dog Star to play with. Wonder if Star's gonna like it.  The fish is like twice her size.

I paid $1 for this Space Needle construction kit.  What am I gonna do with a Space Needle construction kit?  I think I bought it cause the seller made me laugh when he told Geri . . .

"Whaaaa . . . you bought that fish, but you won't buy my paper?"

She did buy this 3-hole puncher and stapler kit for $1 each from the guy though.

Here's something else that I bought that I don't need . . . rubber stamps. The guy said I could have the two bags for 4 bucks!  I stood there, stomped the ground and said, "NOOOOOOOO!!"  And I bought um.  Anybody want um?   I'm not even gonna open up the bags . . . they're so nicely tied up. From what I can see got some cute ones.  Let me know.  You gotta pick um up though.

Here's something that Geri bought that she regrets getting.  It's a bracelet that doesn't fit her.  It was $1.

I paid $1 for these baby eggplants.

Wasn't sure what to do with um so when I got home I sliced them up and put them in my tsukemono maker.

This was my best buy of the day.  I love this hand cream and usually pay $10 for a 1 oz. tube like this one.  I got it for 50 cents today!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wendell's Chicken Linguine

Just when I thought I had nothing to blog about today, Wendell goes and makes a new dish!  This pasta dish calls for ranch dressing and mustard!  Different yah!


12 ounces of linguine
1 c. ranch dressing
1/3 c. Dijon mustard
8 boneless chicken breasts, sliced
1/2 c. butter
1/3 c. white wine
8 mushrooms, sliced

Cook linguine according to package directions.   Drain.  Pour into oiled baking dish. Stir together dressing and mustard, set aside.

Saute chicken and mushrooms in butter.  Transfer cooked chicken/mushroom to bed of linguine.  Add wine to skillet; cook until reduced to desired consistency.  Drizzle over chicken. Pour the reserved dressing/mustard mixture over chicken.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until dressing forms a golden brown crust.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Art in Public Places

I usually park my car at Pearl Ridge Elementary School when we go to the swap meet.  Don't know why I never noticed this sculpture before. On the upper right hand corner of the plaque situated below the sculpture, it says "Art in Public Places".

I went online just now and found the following:  The Art in Public Places Program commissions works of art (original art projects that are contracted by the APP Program) for permanent installation at specific state public places.  These project sites, such as state public schools, community colleges, libraries and airports, are identified and proposed for works of art by the HSFCA (Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Funding is requested in the biennial budget, presented within the Executive Budget, to the Hawai‘i State Legislature.  You can find more info here.

I wonder how many pieces there are around the island . . . probably a lot and I never even noticed.



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Swap Meet 4/21/2012

See these clouds??  It was wonderful having them around this past Saturday at the Kam Swap Meet.  They kept the temperatures from getting too hot like it sometimes does. IMG_4104

As soon as we arrived Geri spotted this stained glass lamp.  Geri learned how to make stained glass creations so she knows the work and craftsmanship involved.  We "drilled" the price down from $15 to $12, and despite the few cracks and dents, that was a great price.  What eventually prevented Geri from buying it was the fact that we had just gotten there and she would have had to lug it around the entire time we were there.  We did go back to the spot on our way out, but the seller was already gone.  

Another seller was selling a bunch of these little girl tutus for $3 each. We didn't get any tutus.

But Geri did buy this "Three Eye" macrame glass decoration for $3 from her.

I had to tell her to "put down the monkey" when I spotted her looking at this.

This chili shirt was selling for $1.

Elmo cap was going for $3.



Geri bought this red woolen beret for $1.  I loved when she put it on because she was so easy to spot then.

From within this pile of utensils . . .

I found this Cutco kitchen scissors and paid $2 for it. After I got home I checked Ebay and saw some used ones selling for about $30.  Hooo hooo!!

I also bought this clamp thing from that pile for $1 and gave them to Didi. She was looking for something like this to use for pulling out fishbones.

Didi bought this grater for $1.

Randy spotted us and gave us the most awesome greetings.


When I saw this Ugly Doll I just had to get it.  It was $1.

This is why I "had to get it".  It matches my other Ugly Doll that Les bought for me from New York awhile back.  Soooo cute yah!

Didi bought these YY tea cups for 25 cents each!  Bargain hah!

These two sellers were adjacent to each other and just as I passed by they were trading items with each other.  I thought it was so funny.

This bamboo cutting board was selling for $2.

Firemen's boots were going for $25 each.

I couldn't resist . . . I bought this book for $1.  Do you remember the story?  The first Chinese brother could swallow the sea. The second Chinese brother had an iron neck. The third Chinese brother could stretch and stretch his legs.  The fourth Chinese brother could not be burned. And the fifth Chinese brother could hold his breath indefinitely.  Remember?

It started to rain and I took cover under a tent.  Across the way I could see that Geri wasn't even fazed by the drops.

Even Didi continued looking even as this seller attempted to cover her stuff.  Die-hards yah!

I bought this stapler for just one buck. Good deal . . . except I don't really need a stapler . . .

This chili corned beef was selling for $3.25.

Don't know how much this phonograph was selling for . . .

but this one was $10.



Angry Birds are pretty much all over the place at the swap meet.

Geri bought this for me.  When you press it, it makes a sound. So cuuuute!


Cigar humidor

Afterwards we went to Bangkok Chef in Manoa to eat.  We kinda ordered the same stuff that I blogged about here.  We ate so much that we were complaining about how full we were . . . but that didn't stop us from ordering dessert.  No sir-eeee.  Geri got this mango jello dessert.  It was really good . . . very refreshing and tasty.  She kept saying, "Mmmmm!!" after every bite.IMG_4159

I ordered this Mango Ice Cream dessert. The ice cream is served over warm sticky rice and is sprinkled with peanuts. Didi didn't like it.  I loooooved it.  Maybe that's why Didi is so skinny and I'm so faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!IMG_4155